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I wanted to share with you how I made the invitations for my son’s Medieval Knights & Dragons birthday party. We hand delivered these fun “antique” style invitations to each of his friends and I think it was a fun way to get the kids excited for the party. So, gather your parchment, matches, and creative spirit as we create invitations that would make even King Arthur himself envious. Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration, a Renaissance fair, or a whimsical medieval wedding, your guests will be enchanted from the moment they receive your DIY medieval masterpiece. Let’s dive into the art of crafting invitations fit for royalty!
I designed these invitations and if you want to take the hassle out of this I’m happy to customize them for your event ($12). If you’re interested in a personalized digital file just shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
I do have a template for you as well if you’d like to make them on your own. I created two different versions depending on how much you want to customize it. You can open these files in a program like canva (or any photo editing program) and add your text to the invitation. Some good fonts to use are: BlackKnightFLF, Knights Quest, QuestKnight and Free Medeival (I get them from dafont.com).
Next you’ll want to decide what paper you want to print it on. I do not recommend white paper. I would go with either an off white/ivory and then burn the edges, or you could just print it directly on paper that’s meant to look antique like this and skip the burning phase.
To burn the edges just take a lighter and quickly go over the edge of the paper until you get the desired look. I recommend doing it outside, it can get a bit messy. Sometimes I got a bit carried away and burned them a bit too much. But oh well, adds to the charm, right? 😉 If you want to have the burn marks other places on the paper (not just the edges) you can hold the lighter there for just a second until it turns brown or black. Once you’re done you can roll them up and tie them with some twine for the finishing touch.
You can download these invitations with the form below. And if you’d like to see the full party post with all the details from our Knights & Dragons party you can check that out here.
Your homemade invitations will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on your guests. The painstaking attention to detail, the choice of materials, and the love that goes into each handcrafted piece all contribute to the anticipation and excitement that will surround your event. And I’m here to help you all along the way!